The present dimensional calibration methods are highly diversified/specific and require a big number of different standards. All these standards must be calibrated in accredited laboratories which from the side of logistic effort, availability of the standards, and costs for the calibrations is a big burden for small metrology service providers. With co-ordinate measuring machines accuracies can be reached which satisfy almost any regular demand from industrial metrology - if the proper procedures are used. The problem is the knowledge of the procedures and the official acknowledgement of them.The intention is to significantly reduce in average the efforts and costs associated with the traceability of industrial dimensional metrology laboratories by the almost exclusive use of coordinate mesuring machines (CMMs). Fully documented, ready to use procedures shall be developed. The procedures shall cover virtually the whole spectrum of calibrations required for dimensional metrology in classical mechanical production, excluding for the time being only the calibration of small gauge blocks and small standards for form (i.e. roundness, straightness, cylindricity).
|Effective start/end date||01/03/2000 → 01/02/2003|